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Is there any way I would be able to mount a Definitive C/L/R 2300 on the 617W? If not, I guess Ill have to set it on the bottom shelf of its Samsung stand.

Thanks for any input.

-Jesse
 

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See my thread that shows how I solved the issue:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...hreadid=308869


I cannot take credit for the shelf idea, though, I got that from someone else on the forum a long time ago. I wish I could remember who posted their picture so I could thank him/her for a great idea!


Basically, you mount a shelf to the wall behind the set, such that the brackets and the shelf (however industrial strength you need for your speaker) are hidden by the top bezel of the set. The curve of the set allows this very well if you do your measurements carefully. Then you just set your speaker on the shelf, which from the front appears to be sitting on top of the TV.


I saw the Sanus solution at CEDIA, but I did not like the pins that are visible on the front of the TV - the ones that prevent the shelf from sliding backwards... That, and the shelf is visible...


Jeff


PS - I spoke to Samsung about this at CEDIA, recommending to them that in future designs they create some attachment points that would allow an accessory bracket to be bolted onto the set, providing a shelf for a speaker. They certainly shoud not increase the cabinet size, but providing an option for this would make a lot of people happy...
 

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I recommend against putting a speaker that heavy on top of a Samsung DLP. The cases are not very stiff and I think a 30lb speaker will bend the screen, even with a bracket to help distribute the weight. Your Def Tech speaker has a built in sub, so I don't think the Samsung stand is the best place for it either. I suggest you put a wall mounted shelf just above the set for the speaker.
 

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I use the Def Tec 2002 CLR for my center channel. Here are a couple of pics of how I solved my center channel problem. The second pic is before I put spacers in the shelving brack to sure-up the shelf. The shelving kit was $12 at The Container Store, and the shelf was custom cut at an acrylic shop for $28. I now also am using flat white speaker cable from Monster Cable.

http://www.sykesweb.com/images/speaker1.jpg
http://www.sykesweb.com/images/speaker2.jpg
 
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